Fundraising success for Hillary House

Deputy House Leader Dave Becroft, General Manager Himalayan Trust Prue Smith, Macleans College Principal Byron Bentley, Sarah Hillary and House Leader Chui Hon. Photo supplied

Students of Hillary House at Macleans College have once again banded together to fundraise thousands of dollars for the Himalayan Trust.

The Himalayan Trust is an international non-profit humanitarian organisation that works in the Everest region of Nepal bringing quality education, safe water and better healthcare among others to the remote, mountainous region.

Sarah Hillary, daughter of Sir Edmund Hillary, and General Manager of the Himalayan Trust Prue Smith were guests of honour at a special Hillary House assembly where they were presented with a cheque for $10,000.

Guests were wowed by student performances, including an impressive violin performance of the Game of Thrones theme song and a piano and vocal performance of Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror.

Trust representative Prue Smith spoke of how important the donations were to Nepal, especially following the April 2015 earthquake which killed more than 8800 people, injured a further 8900 and displaced 3.5 million people.

Macleans College and the Himalayan Trust have a long-standing association which stretches back more than 25 years.

Hillary House commits to a variety of fundraising activities each year before holding a special assembly where, formally attended by Sir Ed and Lady Hillary and now attended by Sir Ed’s children and a representative of the Trust.